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Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s where we stand as of Tuesday morning

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DETROIT – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that restaurants, bars and retail stores can begin reopening in some areas of Michigan as part of her coronavirus (COVID-19) response plan.

Here’s what happened Monday:

Bars, restaurants, stores in some counties allowed to reopen

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that bars, restaurants and retail stores in some areas of the state can reopen beginning Friday.

VIEW: Michigan counties where bars, restaurants, retail will reopen this week

The counties included are all in northern Michigan.

The establishments must follow specific guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they reopen.

MORE: Why northern Michigan was chosen for next phase of reopening plan